Jump to content

Where do you buy your kids clothes from?


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Braved the shops today, it was mad!

Big W seemed to have nice boys clothes and they were well priced but I couldnt find anything in DS's size!!

So im looking for some good quality boys clothes that dont cost the earth.

Where do you buy your kids clothes from?

Any good online shops? Im massively pregnant and I really dont want to walk all over town just to find they have nothing in DS's size.

#2 JillyJellyBean

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Best n Less is good for little kids. Target is also good.

#3 littlesticky

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Target for me, but they are sized for small, skinny bubs.

#4 ausmumof2

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

pumpkin patch online have half price on shirts and shorts today only - shorts are around $12


otherwise target, kmart, or ebay

#5 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

Target


#6 kpingitquiet

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Big W, Target, Kmart, and then I just wait for packages from Granny biggrin.gif Mom shipped us about 10 outfits for kiddo's birthday and there are at least a few more in the squishier of her Christmas packages.

#7 KnightsofNi

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Target, Myer and Next mostly. With a little bit from Big W, Kmart and Gap.

Next is just fantastic for well made, well made clothes.

#8 erindiv

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I only ever buy from Kmart and Big W. It's all I can afford sad.gif

#9 anna_garny

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I have heaps of good op-shops in my area, and a single run in the machine with some napi-san is all they need before they're ready to wear.

About 70% of our clothing (Husband's and mine) is from op-shops and 100% of all the pieces I've bought for Baby Incoming so far have been from op-shops.

#10 tel2

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

For basic everyday things usually Target or Kmart...

For those special occasions I usually go to op shops (eg Savers) and buy some secondhand designer gear for them.

#11 Bam1

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Supre!

The factory outlets have fabric and as its mainly jersey, its very easy to run up pants, skirts and raglan Ts on my serger for less than $1 each.  Its also easy to run up some T-shirt dresses as their sizes are so small there is very little alteration required.

Edited by Bam1, 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.


#12 BubbleBird

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Next direct - amazing quality for the price
Charlie and Me - bought some stuff online the other day. Quality seems pretty good, they were having an awesome sale and it arrived on my door step within a day and a half!
Purebaby - expensive but gorgeous
Cotton On Kids - trendy but the quality is not great, pretty cheap though

ETA the Mix range of kids clothes at Coles is pretty good too. I think much better quality than Target and Kmart, plus I find that they have a nicer style. It can be bought online.

Edited by BubbleBird, 07 December 2012 - 02:30 PM.


#13 naturalgoodness

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Crazy 8 - I wait for the end of season sales which ties in perfectly with our seasons being US based and most times even with postage the cost per item is less than it is at home. I also find the clothing more age appropriate and not offensive. The quality is very good too.

#14 Ice Queen

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

With my DD I used Target as my staple shop but with a boy, much harder.  I find the boys clothes in Target, Kmart and Big W pretty dreadful.

Most of DS's is from Gap online, a few bits from Seed (but not a lot as it is stupid expensive), Bonds, Pumpkin Patch and Zara.

#15 *~dee~*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

I buy almost all my DD's clothes from Kmart. Love it and it's so cheap!

#16 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

I order mostly online now as I can get stuff from the US for cheaper. I love Gymbaroo and Crazy 8 when they are on sale, otherwise, Target, Kmart, Myer, Charlie and Me, Punpkin Patch or eBay. I just buy stuff I like within reason whether it's expensive or cheap.

#17 ellebelle

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

I get a bit from Myer when it is 50% off the marked down price.

#18 frozie

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

Next for basics (tshirts, long sleeve tops, shorts, trackpant, etc for daycare).  Awesome prices on the multi packs and free delivery.

Then the rest is bought in sales or secondhand off ebay (Quiksilver, Oishi-m, Gap, Pumpkin Patch, etc).


#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

80%
handed down, op-shops,


20% -
Stuff I can't find 2ndhand or dont want to like undies, bathers, special outfits etc come from Target, kmart, Pumpkin patch (on sale), Best n Less, Charlie and Me (on sale).

#20 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Mostly Sprout/Milkshake (Myer brands), Pumpkin Patch, Mothercare, Target.

#21 ShamelesslyPooks

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Mostly Facebook buy swap and sell sites, gumtree, eBay.

Secondly, Op shops.

Then for the rest- best'n'less and Kmart. Target for anything special or when there is a sale.

#22 ez21

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Cotton on Kids for shirts and shorts. I don't buy much of their winter stuff as the arms and legs are cut too slim for my DS.

Gumboots for good quality shirts, shorts and pants that wash and wear really well.  Gumboots clothing definitely lasts for more than one child but their sizes only start at 2.  Not sure if they have an online store.

Country Road for something nice, but I don't buy it unless it's on sale!

Target and Big W for Bonds clothing. Lots of the Target and Big W boys clothing have painted on gaudy patterns and characters, of which I'm not a fan.  If you pick through the bad stuff you can find some decent stuff, but not a lot.

Gap for pants, jeans, cords, jumpers and PJs but shipping can be a killer.  Good quality though and will last for more than one child and still look new.  They have a variety of cuts for slim or loose fitting pants.

#23 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Trade Secret for discount designer.  I bought three oobi dresses last week and saved$15-$20 on each.  I also bought some bonds dresses, shorts, t-shirts, leggings and body suits and saved $5-$15 off each item.

I buy purebaby, sprout and sooki baby from myer when they have 25% 30% and 50% sales (which are more frequent than you might think).

Ebay is good for bargains.  I recently bought a bonds dress ( new with tags) for $3.95.

I find it cheaper in the long run to spend a little more and buy quality clothes.  They wash and wear so much better.

#24 whale-woman

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I buy DDs clothes from Pumpkin patch and Target mostly. Occasionally I buy Country Road  for nice stuff. Rarely Myer or Cotton On. I sometimes buy Gap or Next. I'll pick up cheap tshirts or pjs from Kmart or coles occasionally.


#25 dae-gu

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (ez21 @ 07/12/2012, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gumboots for good quality shirts, shorts and pants that wash and wear really well.  Gumboots clothing definitely lasts for more than one child but their sizes only start at 2.  Not sure if they have an online store.


Gum Gum is Gumboots smaller size stuff wink.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

11 things that will happen when you're breastfeeding

After having three children and various degrees of success feeding them all, there's one thing I can tell you: virtually nothing will go as planned.

Surgery for baby born with a tail

A baby born with a tail has had it removed after doctors feared the birth defect might cause long term damage to his lower body.

When 'skin to skin' becomes a family affair

An adorable photo of a little boy and his dad enjoying skin to skin contact with newborn twins is melting hearts everywhere.

35 hilariously weird 'top tips'

Who would have thunk it? We never knew there were so many uses for feminine hygiene products. 

Pregnancy skin woes: acne, dry skin, itchy skin

Here are some of the most common skin complaints in pregnancy and how to tackle them, face on.

Watch this fun dance class for babywearing dads

Is there anything sexier than a babywearing dad?

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

When your kids have totally different temperaments

Sometimes it has felt like whiplash parenting. She perches watchfully while I vacuum; he tries to climb on and go for a ride.

How do our stress levels influence our baby?

Since having my second baby a number of people have commented on how placid, content and settled he is and, similarly, many have commented on how this is a reflection of how I am with him.

Separation anxiety isn't just for kids

Despite its prevalence, most doctors tend to be reluctant to diagnose adult patients with separation anxiety.

A charm bracelet, a boy, and my beliefs questioned

I was staring at the face of my son, realising that my once steadfast decision to be open minded was quickly unravelling at the seams.

Why I'm so grateful for Hayden Panettiere's PND honesty

There are baby steps and giant leaps forward. But there are steps backwards, too. And, oh, how they can hurt your heart.

The heartbreaking story of little Moko

The mother of 3-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri said she should have picked up on the signs. {Warning: distressing content}

Kate Beckinsale and teen daughter recreate birth photo

Kate Beckinsale has recreated her daughter Lily's birth photo, 17 years after she was born.

The adult-size stroller you'll want to test drive

It's one of the biggest baby related purchases they will make, so it makes sense that parents-to-be get a chance to road test a stroller.

Pregnancy announcement shows the reality of IVF

It's a long way from baby booties or bump shots people have become accustomed to in social media pregnancy announcements.  

Soleil Moon Frye welcomes fourth baby

"Punky Brewster" is a mom again, for the fourth time. Soleil Moon Frye announced the birth of her baby boy, Story, on Instagram Wednesday.

Mum breastfeeds baby found abandoned on the street

A woman has been praised as a "beautiful mother" after breastfeeding a baby which had been abandoned at the side of a street. 

A birth with a difference: the 'natural caesarean'

We've shared stories of gentle caesareans before, but a new video shows a new option called a 'natural caesarean'.

Baby name inspiration by music genre

If you're all about the music, then you'll need a musical name for that baby. We've got all the lists for you by music genre.

Giving effective instructions to toddlers

One of the most common errors made by parents is in how they give instructions to their children.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.